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Social Care (Self-directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013

Section 10 – Provision of information: children under 16

36.Section 10 places a duty on the local authority to give information to a child who is making or, in relation to whom an appropriate person is making, a choice under section 8. The information given to the child is an explanation of, and information relating to, the options for self directed support. The duty applies in so far as practicable and taking account of the maturity of the child and the information should be given in a form that is appropriate to the child.

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